Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Find Something Ideal for Everyone on Your List
So many holidays are right around the corner and that means food, friends, family and many gifts on the list! Your schedule is about to be full and the Hi Love team is here to help. We made a list of suggestions from some of our favorite small businesses for the special people in your life. Read on – here are the latest greatest gift ideas yet!
For the Traveler
We all have a “jet setter” on our list who lives to visit every new and exciting place. Help them get to their destination like a fashionista with Hi Love‘s weekender bag. This lightweight pack comes in a variety of colors and is the perfect carry-on suitcase when taking to the skies or getting away on an adventurous road trip.
How about getting a pair of comfy slippers for your favorite globetrotter? Courtney adores the selection at Seattle’s own Stakeekum. Their cozy slippers come in kids’ thru men’s sizes and can provide warmth and comfort at the end of a busy tourist’s day. As an added bonus, Stakeedum will plant a tree for every pair sold online, so your generosity can go even further!
A travel journal is a thoughtful purchase for the loved one whose passion is traveling. Melissa says, “You’ll discover just the thing at Rifle Paper Co”. With such a wide selection, you’re sure to come across the right notebook so they can log memories and comments about impressive sights. Stationary is also a good present for your wandering friend, who might just want to send a message home occasionally.
For the Fitness Enthusiast
Lelani loves to gift people an experience, rather than something from a store. This is especially nice for those who never seem to make themselves a priority. For example, if you have a fitness lover to consider, buying them a gym membership or class may be the perfect choice! Check with their local park district or fitness center to see available options. If you live near Chicago, Melissa highly recommends Salt where their goal is bringing together the essential elements to build a stronger, healthier and happier you.
If your friend already has a gym they’re addicted to, you could still make their workout more enjoyable with one of Hi Love’s Fanny Packs. These are not your granny’s fanny packs. We’ve combined style with function and offer you a place to securely store your essentials while sweating it out. This versatile bag features an adjustable elastic belt that can be worn around the waist, crossbody or over your shoulder.
Well-being doesn’t stop at the gym doors. Luxury skincare products to lather on after a long workout might be very welcomed. Courtney is partial to the sustainable beauty line from Planted Skin Care. Made with natural, nutrient rich, regionally sourced ingredients, your lucky recipient is sure to enjoy healthy glowing skin all year round.
For the Fashion-Forward
Who isn’t acquainted with somebody who is always perfectly put together? If you’re looking to help them stay in that trendy mindset, consider some beautiful jewelry! Melissa’s go to designer is Jen Hansen. Not only are her hand-made pieces fabulous, but the designer also donates to organizations all over the world whose core mission is to end human trafficking. She also trains women worldwide to become autonomous by creating their own jewelry and possibly afford them an opportunity out of poverty.
Melissa is also a fan of Freedom Moses. Slip into these slide style sandals after a long day, while working in the garden or enjoying a day at the beach for comfortable fashion anywhere you roam.
Photo Credit (left): Jen Hansen Jewelry
Photo Credit (right): Freedom Moses
If she’s into handbags, you can’t go wrong with one of Hi Love’s classic Puffers. This unique fabric is always in vogue and our custom material is water-resistant and easy to keep clean. These bags are so popular we carry designs and colors that are sure to fit everyone’s desired look.
For the Foodie
Lelani likes to give friends gift certificates to fun bars and restaurants so they can share their love of food with others. If they prefer to be the chef themselves, then Our Place is her go to. This LA based company creates non-toxic, nonstick ceramic cookware that has a cult following! With a variety of pans for every need, you’ll find your cuisinier the perfect addition to their cooking collection.
Denise prefers having some “sweet” happiness delivered to family and friends. The treats available from SugarWish make her shopping easier. With choices ranging from candy, cookies, popcorn, snacks, teas and coffees or even dog treats, you are sure to locate something to please even the most finicky ones. Delivery includes an attractive custom box with a card. If you just can’t seem to choose, simply send a “Sugarwish” and the recipient can select for themselves!
For the ultimate chocolate lover, we have two recommendations. Courtney likes the locally sourced truffles and candy bar novelties at Seattle Chocolate. You can mix and match these candies into a beautiful gift set that ships throughout the country. If handmade gourmet confections are more their thing, Melissa chooses a local favorite, Grahams Chocolates. Little ones will delight in the whimsical holiday offerings, and older folks can feel very appreciated when you send them a sophisticated favorite. They even have corporate gift options if you’re shopping for colleagues or business associates.
Photo Credit (top right): Seattle Chocolate
Photo Credit (bottom left): Grahams Chocolates
Sparkling water has become quite the rage recently as more and more people look for alternatives to sugary drinks. Melissa is going to surprise her friend with the uniquely flavored and organic sparkling water offered by Petal. With tastes like “Peach Marigold Basil” and “Lychee Rose”, you’ll score them a drink that they can’t get at the grocery store.
For the Homebody
Spread joy to those who prefer a good night indoors to the night on the town. Help make their home a little cozier this holiday season! Courtney F. is partial to the handmade candles and wax melts found at Broke Girl Says. Offered in a variety of scents and sizes that will transform any space into a relaxing escape, you can customize the label for each season or reason to create a very personalized gift.
Lelani is fond of luxury textiles, and usually shops the Woven Nook This woman-owned and run company offers 100% cotton, durable linen and rugs that will bring extra warmth to the “there’s no place like home” devotee. If you are looking for handwoven artisan blankets, Courtney’s got you covered with Tribe & True. Native and Mexican crafters created these distinctive pieces during a collaborative process with the original artists.
If quirky and fun best describes your friend, then Courtney says you’ve got to check out Fireworks. Its founder describes her store as filled with “practical objects with a playful edge” and you are sure to find a unique item that is just as distinct as they are.
Photo Credit (top right): Tribe and True
Photo Credit (bottom left): Broke Girl Says
Hostess / Housewarming Gifts
Don’t forget to thank your host and hostess this season by giving them a small token of appreciation! Jessica mentions two places she swears by. King Arthur Baking Company offers everything you need to take something freshly baked to your next holiday gathering. They also offer no fail mixes that are sure to please even the gluten or dairy free friends on your list. If you’re looking for a heartier option, give Frontier Soups a try for chilis, soups and dips. Either one would prove a thoughtful choice for the next day when your host needs a break from cooking.
Spread the love during any season with one of our Pouch Sets. Available in colors to match any holiday or theme, our packs make the perfect wrapping for freshly baked treats or packaged items and double as re-useable pouches your host will continue enjoy throughout the year.
Whatever you are celebrating and whomever you are celebrating with, we hope our staff has helped you discover the perfect gift for the important people in your life. #ShareTheLove is our motto, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to a handful of amazing small businesses (and a few larger ones) that market quality products. Let’s all share in this spirit of giving.
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